Police Briefs 11/16/2013
Man charged with sexual assault
Lynn Morris Bastion, 54, of 317 E. Main St., Canton, faces a preliminary hearing at 1:45 p.m. Dec. 4 before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy on charges of sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault without consent, and indecent assault without consent of other for an incident that took place Oct. 22 at his residence, according to court papers.
According to an affidavit, Canton Police Officer Joshua Heckman received a call around 3:55 p.m. Oct. 22 from a 21-year-old man, who said he had been sexually assaulted earlier in the afternoon by a man named Lynn Bastion at Bastion's residence in the borough.
Wilcox said Bastion's unsecure bail was set at $35,000.
Residents plead guilty on drug charges
Two Troy residents pleaded guilty and were fined $100 each before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy on charges of "possession of a small amount of marijuana only for personal use," said a spokesperson for Wilcox's office.
According to court papers, they are Ryan James Shaw, 26, and Angela Kendal Gray, 18, both of 369 Elmira St., Apt. 5, Troy. The charges were filed following an incident that took place at 8:01 p.m. Nov. 5 at their residence, where police were called for a domestic disturbance, according to an affidavit. Following the discovery of a substance in a tissue that was identified as marijuana, Troy Police Officer Michael Northup told them he would be filing charges on both of them for possession of a small amount of marijuana.
Woman faces hearing
Taylor Jean-Lynn Machmer, 19, of 2896 Lower Mountain Rd., Canton, faces a preliminary hearing at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 20 before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox of Troy on a charge of possession drug paraphernalia, according to court papers.
The papers note that she is charged with a violation of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act and used, or possessed with the intent to use, drug paraphernalia, namely three syringes and a multi-colored glass bowl.
Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Mark Sadowski said he was dispatched to her residence for a report of a disturbance, when the items were discovered.